Prince breaks Billboard record over a month after death

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Prince changed the face of music during his life, and the legendary performer continues to break new ground even after death.

Over a month after passing away, Prince has set a Billboard charts record for placing 19 albums in the Top 200 in a single week. The number means Prince controlled just under 10 percent of the chart.Forbes reported that the previous record was held by The Beatles, who had 13 albums on the charts.

Some of the albums by the Purple One that are hot sellers right now include "The Very Best of Prince," the "Purple Rain" soundtrack, "Ultimate," "1999," and "Sign 'O' The Times."

Prince was found unresponsive in the elevator at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota on the morning of April 21. Responders were unable to revive him. It is suspected, though not confirmed, that he died as a result of an overdose of painkillers.

Following his death, reports surfaced that Prince staffers had reached out to California-based addiction specialist Dr. Howard Kornfeld. Kornfeld was due to arrive in Minneapolis on April 22. On April 21, Kornfeld's son, Andrew Kornfeld, arrived at Paisley Park to explain the impending treatment to Prince, and was present when the singer's body was found.

Subsequent reports noted that painkillers were found in Prince's possession on the day of his death, as well as in Paisley Park.

According to legal papers filed by his sister Tyka Nelson, the musician died without a will. However, that assertion has been called into question by author and filmmaker Ian Halperin. Halperin, who's currently collaborating on a documentary about the musician's final hours, told TheWrap that the people he's spoken to insist that Prince left a will, and it's been speculated that it may be in Canada, as the musician once had a residence in Toronto.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 4: Mayte Garcia and Prince perform on stage on 'The Ultimate Live Experience' tour at Wembley Arena on March 4th, 1995 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Peter Still/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 01: WEMBLEY ARENA Photo of PRINCE, Mayte Garcia performing on stage (Photo by Ian Dickson/Redferns)
Prince Opening His Shop, Camden, London, Britain - 1994, Mayte Garcia And Prince (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Kirstie Alley, Prince and Mayte Garcia during 1994 VH1 Honors in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
DEN BOSCH, NETHERLANDS - AUGUST 9: Prince performs on stage with Mayte Garcia on August 9 1993 in Den Bosch, Netherlands. (Photo by Frans Schellekens/Redferns)
NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 9: Musician Prince and wife Mayte Garcia attending 'Party for Latina Magazine Editor Sandra Guzman' on April 9, 1998 at NV-89 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 9: Musician Prince and wife Mayte Garcia attending 'Party for Latina Magazine Editor Sandra Guzman' on April 9, 1998 at NV-89 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 9: Musician Prince and wife Mayte Garcia attending 28th Annual NAACP Image Awards on February 9, 1997 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Prince - 1995, Prince With Mayte Garcia (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 9: Musician Prince and wife Mayte Garcia attending 28th Annual NAACP Image Awards on February 9, 1997 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: Prince poses for photographers with his wife Mayte as they arrives at the De Beer and Versace 'Diamonds are forever' charity fashion event 09 June 1999. A host of international celebrities turned out for the event which will raise funds for three charities including the Prince's Foundation for architecture and the environment. (Photo credit should read SINEAD LYNCH/AFP/Getty Images)
Singer and dancer Mayte, the former wife of musician Prince, at the Palladium, 1992. New York. (Photo by Steve Eichner/Getty Images)
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